Report: Michigan sheds 2nd commit in 6 weeks, this time DB Gareon Conley
Michigan has lost its second recruit in six weeks.
Cornerback Gareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio) has decommitted from the Wolverines' 2013 recruiting class, according to WolverineNation. His defection follows offensive lineman David Dawson, who was lost last month.
Conley's exit isn't a surprise. He had publicly expressed interest in visiting other schools, including Ohio State. Michigan coach Brady Hoke has said current commits cannot visit other schools, a policy that has ensnared others such as Dawson this year and tight end Pharaoh Brown last year.
Conley committed to Michigan on March 10. He is a three-star prospect according to Rivals and four-star according to Scout.
Michigan's 2013 class, ranked among the top 10 according the major services, now has dwindled to 22 players after peaking at 24. It currently has 22 scholarships to give, pending decisions on which seniors return for a fifth season.
Tight end Ricard Miller's status with the team also is unknown. If he leaves the program, that number would rise to 23.
Michigan still has commitments from four other defensive backs: Ross Douglas of Avon, Ohio; Jourdan Lewis of Detroit Cass Tech; Channing Stribling of Matthews, N.C.; and Dymonte Thomas of Alliance, Ohio.
National Signing Day is Feb. 6.